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Chikmagalur Travel Guide


  • Karnataka Travel Guide
Chikmagalur At a Glance
  • Population:1,18,496
  • Area :7,201 sq kms
  • Geo Location:South West
  • Average Climate:14°C - 35°C
  • Best time to visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:08262

Introduction

Nestled at the sylvan heights of over 1900 meters in the lush green valley south of the Baba Bundan range in the Western Ghats, the tranquil town of Chikmagalur is surrounded with picturesque hills, emerald green forests, gliding vales, shimmering streams, sounding cataracts and rustic temples. Well known for its coffee plantations, Chikmagalur also attracts trekkers and mountain lovers. A Tour to Chikmagalur Karnataka can be an ideal summer holiday.

Chikmagalur is located in the southwestern part of Karnataka; Chikmagalur is situated at a distance of 240 km from Bangalore, 170 km from Mangalore, 60 km from Hassan, and 40 km from Kadur; Tours To Chikmagalur In India can therefore be easily undertaken from any part of Karnataka.

Chikmagalur literally means- The Younger Daughter's Town. Popular legend has it, that this town was presented as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the famed chief of Sakrepatna.

On Tour To Chikmagalur, you must visit:

Baba Budan Range :- Situated to the north of Chikmagalur, this range is named after the Muslim saint Baba Budan. The Baba Budan Range has one of the highest mountain peaks in the Nilgiris.

Kondandarama Temple :- built in a gorgeous blend of Hoysala and Dravidian architectural styles, the temple is dedicated to the goddess Kodandarama.

St. Joseph's Cathedral :- The eye-catching shell-shaped portico is the prime attraction of this church.

Sringeri :- This Hindu pilgrimage center is known for the Vidyashankara Temple, which has pillars depicting the 12 zodiac signs. The Sun's rays are said to fall on each pillar according to the astronomical positioning of the celestial bodies at that time of the year.

On Tour Packages To Chikmagalur In Karnataka you also have the option of undertaking quite a few thrilling excursions. On tour to Chikmagalur Karnataka, you can visit the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (Muthodi), Kemmanagundi, Amruthapura.

The nearest railheads to Chikmagalur are at Kadur and Hassan. The nearest airports are at Bangalore and Mangalore. Besides, Chikmagalur is very well connected by road to the rest of Karnataka.

The best time to undertake a tour to Chikmagalur is between September and March.